Created on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 Written by Brooks Canavesi
A woman accused of stealing a gun and pointing it at her mother during a dispute last April pleaded guilty Monday before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor.
Erin Ramey, 27, formerly of Middleburg, pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony count of grand theft and safecracking, a fourth-degree felony.
She admitted to gaining access to a safe belonging to her mother, Marla Ramey, 57, and stealing the firearm. Ms. Ramey found the key to the safe box tucked inside a porcelain Jesus statue, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Eric Stewart said.
The defendant brandished the weapon and pointed it at her mother because she was not granted permission to use her mom’s car. Ms. Ramey also admitted to stealing various pieces of her mom’s jewelry and trading it for cash, which she used to buy drugs, Mr. Stewart said.
According to police reports, the gun was unloaded at the time of the altercation.
Her indictment had also included charges of aggravated robbery and theft.
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